HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER 2018! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON MAY 2019
Comic book writer and novelist Chris Claremont is most famous for his unbroken 17-year run on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men – developing the comic into one of Marvel’s flagship titles and working with John Byrne on the hugely influential ‘Dark Phoenix’ and ‘Days of Future Past’ story arcs. Claremont is also well known for his strong female protagonists, creating characters such as Rogue, Mystique, Jubilee, Phoenix and Emma Frost.
In addition to creating the iconic The Dark Knight Returns, the hugely-influential Miller has written a host of classic comics and graphic novels, from Sin City and 300 (both of which were adapted as major movies) to Daredevil: Born Again and Elektra: Assassin. Other acclaimed examples of Miller’s work include Batman: Year One, Ronin, Hard Boiled and Martha Washington miniseries Give Me Liberty.
Rising to prominence with award-winning, Eduardo Risso-illustrated noir crime series 100 Bullets, Brian Azzarello is also well known for penning DC superhero titles such as Joker, Wonder Woman, Superman: For Tomorrow, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel and Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance. Other highlights of Ohio-born Azzarello’s distinguished comics career include writing for horror series Hellblazerand the Wild West-set Loveless.
Glasgow-born artist Frank Quitely – real name Vincent Deighan – is most famous for his multiple Eisner-winning collaboration with Grant Morrison on All-Star Superman, widely recognised as one of the best Superman series ever drawn. Other credits include New X-Men, Batman and Robin, The Invisibles, The Authority and The Sandman: Endless Nights. Together with Mark Millar, Quitely is the co-creator of Image Comics’ Jupiter’s Legacy.
Best known for series such as Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Power Girl, Vampirella and Eisner-nominated graphic novel The Pro, Conner’s comics CV features a host of top tiles including Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout and Birds of Prey for DC Comics’ Vertigo line, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel and Blackbull Comics’ Gatecrasher, which she co-created. Her recent work includes art for the late Darwyn Cooke’sBefore Watchmen: Silk Spectre.
Multi award-winning writer and inker Jimmy Palmiotti has a tonne of high-profile projects to his name, including relaunching DC’s Harley Quinn series alongside partner Amanda Conner and co-creating Painkiller Jane and Marvel’s Marvel Knights imprint. Other work includes Powergirl, Deadpool, Monolith and Jonah Hex for DC Comics, Back to Brooklyn and The Pro for Image Comics, The Last Resort for IDW and 21 Down for WildStorm.
Eisner-winning artist Tim Sale is most famous for his long-running collaboration with writer Jeph Loeb, most notably on DC titles such as Batman: Haunted Knight, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory and Superman For All Seasons and Marvel’s ‘colour’ mini-series Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray and Captain America: White. Sale also provided artwork for NBC drama Heroes, which Loeb wrote and co-produced.
Distinguished inker, penciller and colourist Klaus Janson’s numerous DC and Marvel credits include acclaimed collaborations with Frank Miller on Daredevil and The Dark Knight Returns, with Grant Morrison on Batman Gothic and with John Romita Jr. on series such as Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man and Black Panther. Janson was recently one of the artists on Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.
Writer and illustrator Frank Cho is best known for the award-winning Liberty Meadows, as well as series such as Hulk, Mighty Avengers, New Ultimates, Totally Awesome Hulk and Shanna, the She-Devil for Marvel Comics. Famous for his sexy, sometimes controversial takes on female superheroes, the super-talented Cho has also created covers for host of series, including Harley Quinn, Conan the Cimmerian, Jungle Girl and Wonder Woman.
Perhaps best known to comic readers for his three-year run on Wolverine, New York native Frank Tieri has also written for Marvel titles such as New Excalibur, Iron Man, Weapon X, Underworld, Deadpool and Black Knight. Meanwhile, Tieri’s work for other publishers includes Dynamite’s Red Sonja: The Black Tower, Top Cow’s The Darkness and DC’s Gotham Underground, JSA Classified and Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys.
One of Marvel Comics’ go-to artists for eye-catching cover work, illustrator Mark Brooks’ awesome artwork adorns titles such as Avengers, Cable & Deadpool, Ultimate X-Men, New X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Astonishing Ant-Man, Secret Empire and the recent Star Wars: Han Solo. The American artist has also done work for DC Comics, Darkhorse Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, Lucasfilm and Hasbro.
Currently drawing Justice League for DC Comics, British penciller Jim Cheung is the co-creator of Marvel Comics’ award-winning Young Avengers, illustrating titles such as 2010-2012 miniseries Avengers: The Children’s Crusade. Other work for Marvel includes The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Force, Civil War II, New Avengers, Uncanny X-Men and Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., while Cheung also drew CrossGen’s hi-tech fantasy series Scion.
JOHN ROMITA JR.
Following in the footsteps of his father, legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr., comics artist John Romita Jr.’s has been illustrating big name titles for more than four decades now. Romita’s many Marvel credits include The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Punisher War Zone, Uncanny X-Men, Thor and – under its Icon imprint – Kick-Ass. His work for DC includes Superman, Suicide Squad and The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade.
Illustrator, writer and filmmaker Billy Tucci will be best known to comics fans as the creator of modern-day samurai fable Shi, which has been printed in five languages and has sold more than four million copies worldwide. Debuting in 1993, Tucci’s naginata-wielding heroine is still going strong, most recently in Shi – Return of the Warrior. Tucci is also known for his work on DC’s Sgt. Rock, Harley Quinn, Flash Vs. Superman and Batman.
A superhero fan from an early age, ace Mexican artist Jorge Molina’s work can be seen in Marvel series such as Thor, Star Wars, The Superior Spider-Man, X-Force, A-Force, Avengers World and the ongoing X-Men Blue, which he co-created with writer Cullen Bunn. Now with a decade’s experience in the industry, Molina’s credits also include video game, comic, clothing and product design for the likes of Image, UDON, Top Cow and DC Comics.
Peter Steigerwald has a long career in comics during which he has done nearly every job possible. He is best known as a colorist and for his artistic collaborations with Michael Turner. In 2003 he and Frank Mastromauro helped Michael found Aspen Comics. After Turner’s death in 2008, Peter has continued as Co-Owner of Aspen Comics with Frank, keeping Michael’s legacy alive and creating new projects and characters. Peter has also had a coloring hand in many high profile events and covers for DC, Marvel and Joe Benitez Productions’ Lady Mechanika
Joe Benitez is the creator, writer, and artist of the best-selling steampunk graphic novel, Lady Mechanika, a Victorian era sci-fi series about a young woman who survives a mad scientist’s horrific experiments that left her with mechanical limbs and no memory of how she obtained them. Joe has also worked on such titles as “Titans” and “Superman/Batman” (DC Comics), “Magdalena” and “The Darkness” (Image Comics), and “Soulfire” (Aspen Comics).
Comic Village Exhibitors
|Game of Thrones Experience||N200|
|MCM Comic Signings||N210|
|Star Wars Books||N301|
|Black Watch Promotions||N731|
|Forbidden Planet Ltd||N800|
|MCM Authors Corner||N800|
|PGUK & Quirk||N830|
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